It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I am having a hard time finding the time and energy to post on my blog. My last post was a photo I took on a rare lunch time outing during my work week. Juan and I took some time during the noon hour to eat lunch together and on our walk through downtown LA, I saw this, so I took a picture and declared it a Wordless Wednesday post. Juan likes to call it “Cop-out Wednesday.” Yeah, get your own blog.
Without much time to write a new post, or finish those drafts I have in the queue, here’s a random recap of my week:
Diego very proudly shared with me that he caught a ball during the recess game of kick ball. He was thrilled! He was playing 2nd base and saw the pink rubber ball sailing through the air directly at him. He put his arms out, positioned himself and caught the ball! It was the first time he caught a fly ball. He beamed with pride as his friends congratulated him!
Another proud moment yesterday when we got news that Nico, so far, has been accepted to two of the three high schools he’s applied for! Erica was also accepted into one of her choices. Both of them are still waiting to hear from a third high school and their top choices. We should learn about those later today….
While I am talking about proud moments in my family’s life, Olivia and her debate partner went undefeated in last weekend’s debate tournament. The topic? Birthright citizenship. Her next stop? State qualifiers.
I had my own proud moment and moment of relief earlier last week when I learned that my score from that damn exam was high enough to place me in the top band of test takers, making me eligible for a promotion. It was bittersweet news though, since this week my office promoted people from the list and I wasn’t one of them. Ah well, I am still in the running for future promotions.
Work, church and now the boys playing baseball, promise to keep my life incredibly busy for the next few months. So, I took advantage of a lull in my schedule last weekend and Juan, Diego and I drove to San Jose to visit some of my extended family for a birthday celebration of a much loved uncle. It was so much fun re-connecting with all my cousins, even if we were together for just one afternoon. It reminded me to re-commit myself to writing more of my family history to include on this blog. Sigh.
As I write this I hear the pitter patter of Diego waking up and coming down the hall to climb into bed with me. I also hear Molly running alongside her and know I have to brace myself against Molly jumping on my bed, and licking me. I guess my morning reprieve is about over, and I’ll have to start my day. But first I want to give a shout out to the Thunder Shirt. It’s a miracle! We discovered in on the Sky Mall during our flight to Las Vegas and we bought one. The first time we put it on Molly she acted like she was drugged. She was calm, sedate and happy. She didn’t jump on me when I came through the door and didn’t bark at our neighbors as they walked past our front yard. She’s a different dog, and much easier to love. Unfortunately, I don’t feel like she should wear it 24/7 so she doesn’t sleep with it and her morning greetings to me are just as, ahem, energetic as ever. I guess she’s trying to tell me I should be getting up to start my day. She’s right. A double dose of baseball, a birthday party, and a church retreat await me. Happy Saturday!